Contact Your Kitchen Spot to install a gorgeous backsplash in your kitchen or to get kitchen design ideas to implement the new trends in kitchen backsplash and countertops for your remodeling or renovation project.

Below you can view beautiful kitchen backsplash pictures in our backsplash photo gallery. The Kitchen Spot also specializes in bathroom backsplashes for shower, tub surround, floor, sink and vanity.

Our Baltimore Kitchen Designers have created incredible backsplash ideas for the kitchen including ceramic tile, glass and slate, marble, stone, granite and quartz mosaics that make your kitchen makover a dream. Tile backsplashes for kitchens are very easy to install and maintain.

When designing backsplashes for your kitchen, your designer will take into consideration your kitchen cabinet design, flooring, furniture, accents, lighting and appliances. Contact us at 410.KITCHEN for a free kitchen design consultation.

Most Common Types of Kitchen Backsplash

What are the most common types of backsplash?

The most popular tile backsplash types are ceramic tile, glass tile, slate and glass, metal tiles, stone, porcelain, quartz and marble tile. Ceramic tile and quartz are quite affordable, lightweight, durable, and very easy to install in your kitchen or bathroom. They also come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, textures and patterns to choose from.

Which backsplash material is easiest to clean?

Quartz, porcelain, ceramic tile, metal, and glass tile are the easiest to maintain and clean because they resist scratches and staining, they are naturally non-porous, and don't require any special surface treatments or cleansers. Porous materials such as wood, stone, granite and marble are more susceptible to scratching and staining, and are therefore more work to clean and maintain.

Another benefit of non-porous countertop surfaces in addition to easy cleaning is they do not harbor as much food substances such as juices, wine, oils, dairy, tomato or ketchup, condiments, coffee or harmful bacteria.

What gets installed first, my backsplash or countertop?

We usually install the kitchen counters first, then put up the tile backsplash. This is the case regardless of the type of countertop, appliance or backsplash material used in the kitchen design. To lie flush against the wall, a countertop needs to be installed before the backsplash is put on the walls above the countertop or sink top.

Do I need a backsplash behind my sink or range top?

Backsplashes are standard in kitchens and many bathrooms. A backsplash behind the countertop, stove top, and sink is a standard feature in kitchen design. Besides a decorative finish, it serves a very important protective function to protect the wall surface from cooking oils, food and water splashes that naturally occur on the countertop or range during food preparation and dish washing.

What is the best material for my kitchen backsplash?

Ceramic, Quartz, Glass & Slate or Porcelain Tile are the best materials for most kitchen remodels and renovations. These are the most popular backsplash options because they come paired with many edge treatments, patterns, colors, patterns and accessories. Porcelain, quartz, glass and glazed ceramic tiles are highly durable, easy to clean and stand up well against water.

Following is a list of the most common backsplash and tile designs. Also, see the backsplash photo gallery below.

  • Subway Tile
  • Diamonds
  • Herring Bone Tile
  • Diagonal Herring Bone
  • Small Squares
  • Large Squares
  • Craftsman Squares
  • Small Bricks
  • Large Bricks
  • Face Brick
  • Offset Brick
  • Perpendicular Brick
  • Random Brick Pattern
  • Rustic Brick PatternSrandard Backsplash Sizes
  • Glass & Slate Brick
  • Small Mosaic
  • Large Mosaic
  • Mod Mosaics
  • Hexagon
  • Kite
  • Picket
  • Beveled
  • Bubbles
  • Ovals
  • Penny Rounds
  • Lantern Shape
  • Basketweave
  • Flanders Weave
  • Antique Tile
  • Keystone
  • Mediterranean
  • Terracotta Tiles
  • Cobble Stone
  • Flagstone
  • English Cobble
  • Fish Scale
  • Serpetine
  • European Fan
  • Bush Rock Pattern
  • Corridor Pattern
  • Escala Design
  • Moroccan Cross
  • Moroccan Fish Scales
  • Bullnose Brick Pattern
  • Promenade Mosaic
  • Rosette Mosaic
  • Cobble Rosette Mosaic
  • Compass Mosaic

Your Kitchen Spot Baltimore Kitchen Showrooms feature cabinetry, countertops, flooring, backsplashes, furniture, hardware and appliances. Visit our Baltimore Design Store & Showroom in Owings Mills Valley Centre to see a variety of kitchen layouts, bathroom designs and decorative accessories. To discuss our Best Showroom Designs, Remodeling & Renovation services, click here to make a Request a Kitchen Design Appointment with a design consultant.

You are welcome to call us at 410.KITCHEN for more backsplash design ideas, ceramic, glass, porcelain and quartz backsplash brand products, remodeling and installation information at the Baltimore Owings Mills kitchen design store.

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